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  • 27 November 2020 Problemas más comunes en la visión

    What are the most common vision problems?

  •   20 November 2020  
  ¡Mira el mundo sin depender de las gafas!

    20 November 2020 ¡Mira el mundo sin depender de las gafas!

    Did you know that you can free yourself from glasses quickly and painlessly with #FemtoLasik?

  •   30 October 2020  
 Párpados Caídos

    30 October 2020 Párpados Caídos

    Palpebral Ptosis is a malposition of the eyelids that causes one or both of the upper eyelids to fall, which partially or totally cover the pupil, thus blocking vision. ⁣

  •   19 October 2020  
 ¿Quieres dejar de usar gafas?

    19 October 2020 ¿Quieres dejar de usar gafas?

    We have the most advanced technology in the world for the correction of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism, the LenSx® femtosecond laser and the WaveLight® EX500 excimer laser. This revolutionary technology is 100% scalpel-free, painless, and provides never-before-seen precision in visual corrective procedures.

  •   06 October 2020  
 Toxina Botulínica (Botox)

    06 October 2020 Toxina Botulínica (Botox)

    Botulinum toxin injection, commonly known by its trade name Botox, is a protein that is injected in small doses.

    It is used for aesthetic purposes, as a non-surgical alternative for wrinkles in the upper third of the face: the "crow's feet", between the eyebrows and forehead. We apply botulinum toxin to paralyze the muscles that accentuate wrinkles.

  •   08 September 2020  
 El regreso a clases y la salud visual

    08 September 2020 El regreso a clases y la salud visual

    Detecting an inappropriate relationship between vision and learning requires a comprehensive visual assessment by an eye specialist. This is especially important if the child is struggling with his schoolwork, which could be a sign of a visual problem.

  •   14 August 2020  
  Dr. Piña talks about diabetic retinopathy

    14 August 2020 Dr. Piña talks about diabetic retinopathy

    Diabetes can lead to so-called diabetic retinopathy. This disease occurs when high blood sugar levels damage the blood vessels in the retina.

  •   05 August 2020  
  Infrared thermometers and vision

    05 August 2020 Infrared thermometers and vision

    Entre las medidas de seguridad contra COVID-19 está la toma de temperatura con un rayo infrarrojo,  ¿este rayo afecta la visión?

  •   13 July 2020  
 Lagoftalmos

    13 July 2020 Lagoftalmos

    It is the impossibility of achieving complete closure of the eyelids, exposing the cornea to the outside environment. This causes severe eye dryness, which can have serious consequences for vision.

  •   02 July 2020  
  All About Dry Eye

    02 July 2020 All About Dry Eye

    The eyes need tears to stay healthy and uncomfortable. When we do not produce tears in sufficient quantity or quality, the condition called dry eye syndrome occurs.

  •   24 June 2020  
  Sahara dust and vision

    24 June 2020 Sahara dust and vision

    The presence of dust from the Sahara is a phenomenon that brings with it a decrease in rainfall. This climatic event carries millions of tiny particles that can be easily breathed. Sahara dust can cause health complications like allergies and heat.

  •   22 June 2020  
 Uveítis

    22 June 2020 Uveítis

    Uveitis is an inflammation and swelling in the layer of the eye called the uvea. It can cause damage to the eye tissue, leading to permanent loss of vision.

  •   30 April 2020  
  COVID-19 Patient Guidelines

    30 April 2020 COVID-19 Patient Guidelines

    Following the guidelines of the WHO and MISPAS, to better protect our patients and medical service providers, if upon arrival at the Institute you wear a cloth mask, we will provide you with a disposable one. Also, you must attend without gloves. Upon arrival, you will be offered 70% alcohol gel for your hands. Thanks for your understanding.

  •   28 April 2020  
  Excessive flickering in children

    28 April 2020 Excessive flickering in children

    It is important to consult your pediatrician or ophthalmologist if your child blinks more than normal, in rare cases excessive blinking can be a sign of a neurological problem or could lead to loss of vision.

  •   28 April 2020  
  Ophthalmic Emergencies

    28 April 2020 Ophthalmic Emergencies

    If you experience loss of vision or red eye pain, even if not caused by injury, seek immediate medical attention.

  •   20 April 2020  
  Covid-19 ophthalmic prevention measures

    20 April 2020 Covid-19 ophthalmic prevention measures

    COVID-19 can manifest itself with symptoms of conjunctivitis and be transmitted via the conjunctival, so it is essential that, as a preventive measure, we do not touch our face or eyes without first washing our hands.

  •   20 April 2020  
 Congenital glaucoma

    20 April 2020 Congenital glaucoma

    Signs include watery eyes and sensitivity to light. The child may rub his eyes, squint them, or have his eyes closed much of the time.

  •   20 April 2020  
 Glaucoma, silent thief of vision

    20 April 2020 Glaucoma, silent thief of vision

    Glaucoma, commonly known as "the silent thief of vision," is an eye disease caused by increased intraocular pressure, which causes progressive and irreversible damage to the optic nerve. There are many types of glaucoma, and the eye doctor is the trained professional to diagnose it.

  •   20 April 2020  
  Corneal transplant

    20 April 2020 Corneal transplant

    The cornea is a transparent tissue located in the anterior part of the eyeball, which allows light to pass into the eye.

  •   18 February 2020  
  What to do when diagnosed with cataracts?

    18 February 2020 What to do when diagnosed with cataracts?

    Before a cataract diagnosis, do not allow it to limit your life, since they have treatment. Traditional and laser cataract surgery (Femtosecond) is one of the most common in the world. It is recognized as safe and effective.

  •   10 February 2020  
 Coronavirus and ophthalmology

    10 February 2020 Coronavirus and ophthalmology

    Coronavirus can cause conjunctivitis and be transmitted conjunctivally.
    The presence of the virus should be suspected in cases of conjunctivitis associated with respiratory symptoms, and in people who have recently traveled to China.

  •   31 January 2020  
  Strabismus Surgery

    31 January 2020 Strabismus Surgery

    Strabismus is a visual problem that causes misalignment in the eyes. It is a common condition in children.

  •   24 January 2020  
  Pregnancy and vision

    24 January 2020 Pregnancy and vision

    During pregnancy, there is an increase in various hormones that aim to guarantee the normal development of this period. The mother's body undergoes many changes and the organs of the body are affected, including the eyes.

  •   17 January 2020  
  Eye Allergies

    17 January 2020 Eye Allergies

    Eye allergies are a common condition. They occur when the eyes react to something that irritates them (allergen). The eyes produce a substance called histamine to fight allergens. As a result, the eyelids and conjunctiva become reddish and swollen, causing itching, tearing, and burning.

  •   26 December 2019  
  PLASMA RICH IN PLATELETS

    26 December 2019 PLASMA RICH IN PLATELETS

    It is a biostimulation therapy for the prevention of aging and / or for the improvement of spots or scars in the periocular (around the eyes) or facial area. It offers greater luminosity to the skin, an increase in smoothness and a decrease in fine wrinkles, expression lines, blemishes and scars. It is minimally invasive.

  •   29 October 2019  
  When should my child's first eye visit be?

    29 October 2019 When should my child's first eye visit be?

    A healthy sight is a fundamental element of development. Many vision problems and many eye diseases can be detected and treated promptly, so it is very important that children go for regular check-ups with a pediatric ophthalmologist.

  •   29 October 2019  
 Falls and visual problems

    29 October 2019 Falls and visual problems

    Falls are a cause of morbidity and mortality in older people. According to WHO data, around 646,000 fatal falls occur annually worldwide, making falls the second leading cause of death from unintentional injury.

  •   29 October 2019  
  Retinopathy of prematurity

    29 October 2019 Retinopathy of prematurity

    It is an eye disease that occurs in premature babies, which causes the growth of abnormal blood vessels in the retina, the light-sensitive layer of cells that lines the back of the eye that helps us see.

  •   29 October 2019  
  Botox: to improve wrinkles

    29 October 2019 Botox: to improve wrinkles

    Botulinum toxin injection is a non-surgical alternative for raising eyebrows as well as for improving wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes.

  •   14 October 2019  
 Ocular Cosmetics

    14 October 2019 Ocular Cosmetics

    It is the subspecialty of ophthalmology that deals with the alterations that can appear around the eyes, eye socket, tear ducts and eyelids, both functional (diseases) and the aesthetic part of the eyelids.

  •   04 October 2019  
  Benefits of refractive surgery

    04 October 2019 Benefits of refractive surgery

    If you have a refractive defect, such as nearsightedness (poor far vision), farsightedness (near near vision), astigmatism, or presbyopia, refractive surgery is a method of correcting or improving your vision.

  •   20 September 2019  
  Cataract Laser Surgery?

    20 September 2019 Cataract Laser Surgery?

    Thinking of having cataract surgery?

    If so, you may be offered two surgical options to choose from: traditional cataract surgery or laser-assisted cataract surgery.

  •   12 September 2019  
  Are vision and food associated?

    12 September 2019 Are vision and food associated?

    Encouraging exercise and eating healthy foods from childhood will result in the formation of good habits that will accompany you for the rest of your life. The use of these nutrients is associated with a lower risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts and dry eye in middle age. Eating healthy food produces benefits at any age.

  •   04 September 2019  
  Do you have information about Cataract Surgery?

    04 September 2019 Do you have information about Cataract Surgery?

    Cataract is the total or partial opacification of the lens (natural lens of the eye), which progressively reduces vision.

    It is normally associated with age, although it can be congenital or caused by trauma. This may be the reason why a sharp image becomes blurred, bright colors fade or night vision decreases.

  •   04 September 2019  
 Am I a candidate for refractive surgery?

    04 September 2019 Am I a candidate for refractive surgery?

    If you have a refractive defect, such as nearsightedness (poor far vision), farsightedness (near near vision), astigmatism, or presbyopia, refractive surgery is a method of correcting or improving your vision.

  •   19 August 2019  
  Can stress affect your vision?

    19 August 2019 Can stress affect your vision?

    In addition to vision loss, stress can affect our eyes in other ways, the most common being eye tics or eye inflammation.

  •   19 August 2019  
 Conjunctivitis (Pink eye)

    19 August 2019 Conjunctivitis (Pink eye)

    It is the irritation of the conjunctiva, the mucous membrane that covers the back of the eyelids and the front of the eyeball. It is caused by infection or allergies. The eyes become red and swollen, and sometimes produce a sticky discharge.

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